Today my kids start back to school.
They are much bigger now than in this picture from several years ago, and maybe not holding hands as they head out the door, but the idea is the same.
Lots of kids have either started the new school year or are about to.
There's always something refreshing about the start of a new school year. The days are getting cooler, the air crisper, there are freshly sharpened pencils lying around... what's not to like?
For many people, more so than New Year's, the beginning of September always feels like the real beginning of the year.
A time to start fresh, to maybe re-invent yourself, a time to take on big ideas.
And that is a nice segue into a bit about my new book, REALITY ALI which is now available to purchase either in ebook or print book format, from Zumaya Publications and at Amazon or Barnes and Noble.
Ali is starting boarding school. She's not sorry to be there, in fact she's glad to be back with her older brother, Mark, again. But there is one area in her life where she is dissatisfied. Her mother is a famous movie star, but her father has kept her so sheltered that no one even believes them when she tells them. Ali wants to be famous, like her mom. And the start of a new school year, and a new school and new friends, is just the impetus she needs to do something about it.
What she does is get a friends to let her star in a webcast about boarding school. A few minutes every couple of days on YouTube. She hopes that it will lead to bigger and better things.
What it leads to is not what she had in mind. Paparazzi and stalkers were not what she bargained for, but now she has to deal with them, before things get totally out of control.
Ali had a very exciting start to her new school year, hopefully most students will have a slightly more hum-drum experience.